UPCOMING SHOWS

  • Give us 5 minutes, and we'll give you the world. Around the clock, the Voice of America keeps you in touch with the latest news. We bring you reports from our correspondents and interviews with newsmakers from across the world.

    Tune in at the top of every hour, every day of the week, for the 5-minute VOA Newscast. VOA -- your trusted source for news and information.

    Broadcast Schedule
    At the top of the hour - 24 hours a day


    Contact Us

    E-mail:
    VOANews@voanews.com

    Postal Mail:
    Voice of America
    330 Independence Avenue, SW
    Washington, DC 20237
    USA

  • Music Time in Africa is VOA’s longest running English language program. Since 1965, this award-winning program has featured pan African music that spans all genres and generations. Ethnomusicologist and Host Heather Maxwell keeps you up to date on what’s happening in African music with exclusive interviews, cultural information, and of course, great music -- including a weekly vintage recording from our digital Music Time in Africa Archive (MTIA Archive).


    Heather Maxwell is an ethnomusicologist and experienced music professional specializing in African music. Dr. Maxwell has published academic works on Malian music and the West African balafon. She is also a singer songwriter and has published recorded albums in Mali, Cote d’Ivoire, and the US. In addition to her regular weekend radio broadcasts, Heather curates the Music Time in Africa Facebook PageYouTube Channel and blog. Explore these platforms to engage with MTIA audiences and learn more about African music through exciting live performances, interviews with artists, in-depth reviews of music festivals, rare recordings and more.

    Schedule
    Friday 09:05-10:00 UTC/GMT
    Saturday & Sunday 09:05-10:00, 15:05-16:00, 20:05-21:00 & 22:05-23:00 UTC/GMT

    Contact Us

    E-mail
    musictime@voanews.com

    Telephone
    +1.202.205.9942, After the VOA ID, Press 70

    Postal Mail
    Voice of America
    Music Time in Africa
    Room 1613
    330 Independence Avenue, SW
    Washington, DC 20237
    USA

  • Nightline Africa highlights the latest issues and developments on the continent.

    Join host Pete Clottey and correspondents from Washington and across Africa as they offer in-depth interviews, reports analysis and features. Nightline also brings you African arts and culture, country profiles, sports, music and commentary by top African experts.

    Broadcast Schedule

    Saturday & Sunday
    1600 UTC/GMT with a repeat at 1800 GMT/UTC

    Listen to a Recent Program

    Saturday Show | Windows Media
    Sunday Show | Windows Media

    Nightline Africa also provides the listener, a chance to express yourself and be heard during our listener call-in segment.

    •  Do you have a comment on a news item we've aired?
    •  Do you have a point of view you'd like to express?
    •  Is something happening in your city or town?
    •  Do you have a message for us at the VOA, friends, family members, or other Nightline listeners?


    If so, call us and we’ll put your comments on the air.

    Contact Us

    Email
    nightline@voanews.com

    Telephone

    General: +1.202.203.4065
    When you hear the beep, leave your message!

    Postal Mail
    Voice of America - Suite 1613
    330 Independence Avenue, SW
    Washington, DC
    20237
    USA

  • Give us 5 minutes, and we'll give you the world. Around the clock, the Voice of America keeps you in touch with the latest news. We bring you reports from our correspondents and interviews with newsmakers from across the world.

    Tune in at the top of every hour, every day of the week, for the 5-minute VOA Newscast. VOA -- your trusted source for news and information.

    Broadcast Schedule
    At the top of the hour - 24 hours a day


    Contact Us

    E-mail:
    VOANews@voanews.com

    Postal Mail:
    Voice of America
    330 Independence Avenue, SW
    Washington, DC 20237
    USA

  • Join host Carol Castiel each week as she and two advocates from the world of politics, culture, public policy, or academia debate and discuss a critical issue in the news. This program brings depth, perspective, and insight to the world around us. Issues that affect our lives and global stability are debated and discussed in a free-wheeling, unscripted discussion of fact and opinion.

    Subscribe to a Podcast of the show

    Broadcast Schedule

    Encounter is broadcast on Saturdays and Sundays. You can also listen to us via affiliate stations in your area. Check your local radio station guide for more information.

    • Saturdays: 0330 0930 1430 1800 and 2330 UTC
    • Sundays: 0530 1230 1730 1930 UTC

    About Your Host

    Carol Castiel moderates and produces not only Encounter but Press Conference USA as well. She also oversees the production of Issues in the News, VOA’s roundup of the week’s top stories by distinguished Washington journalists.

    Before joining the Voice of America, Carol was a consultant/freelance journalist specializing in the promotion of trade and investment between the United States and Africa. She was also a contributing editor to the London-based West Africa Magazine. Carol is fluent in Portuguese, French, and Spanish. She holds an M.A. degree in International Affairs from the University of Pittsburgh.

    Contact:

    Email: ​encounter@voanews.com

    Facebook: ​CarolCastielVOA

    Twitter: ​CarolCastielVOA

    Postal Mail:
    Voice of America
    Encounter
    Washington, D.C. 20237 USA

  • Nightline Africa highlights the latest issues and developments on the continent.

    Join host Pete Clottey and correspondents from Washington and across Africa as they offer in-depth interviews, reports analysis and features. Nightline also brings you African arts and culture, country profiles, sports, music and commentary by top African experts.

    Broadcast Schedule

    Saturday & Sunday
    1600 UTC/GMT with a repeat at 1800 GMT/UTC

    Listen to a Recent Program

    Saturday Show | Windows Media
    Sunday Show | Windows Media

    Nightline Africa also provides the listener, a chance to express yourself and be heard during our listener call-in segment.

    •  Do you have a comment on a news item we've aired?
    •  Do you have a point of view you'd like to express?
    •  Is something happening in your city or town?
    •  Do you have a message for us at the VOA, friends, family members, or other Nightline listeners?


    If so, call us and we’ll put your comments on the air.

    Contact Us

    Email
    nightline@voanews.com

    Telephone

    General: +1.202.203.4065
    When you hear the beep, leave your message!

    Postal Mail
    Voice of America - Suite 1613
    330 Independence Avenue, SW
    Washington, DC
    20237
    USA

  • Give us 5 minutes, and we'll give you the world. Around the clock, the Voice of America keeps you in touch with the latest news. We bring you reports from our correspondents and interviews with newsmakers from across the world.

    Tune in at the top of every hour, every day of the week, for the 5-minute VOA Newscast. VOA -- your trusted source for news and information.

    Broadcast Schedule
    At the top of the hour - 24 hours a day


    Contact Us

    E-mail:
    VOANews@voanews.com

    Postal Mail:
    Voice of America
    330 Independence Avenue, SW
    Washington, DC 20237
    USA

  • Learning English use a limited vocabulary and are read at a slower pace than VOA's other English broadcasts. Previously known as Special English.

  • Music Time in Africa is VOA’s longest running English language program. Since 1965, this award-winning program has featured pan African music that spans all genres and generations. Ethnomusicologist and Host Heather Maxwell keeps you up to date on what’s happening in African music with exclusive interviews, cultural information, and of course, great music -- including a weekly vintage recording from our digital Music Time in Africa Archive (MTIA Archive).


    Heather Maxwell is an ethnomusicologist and experienced music professional specializing in African music. Dr. Maxwell has published academic works on Malian music and the West African balafon. She is also a singer songwriter and has published recorded albums in Mali, Cote d’Ivoire, and the US. In addition to her regular weekend radio broadcasts, Heather curates the Music Time in Africa Facebook PageYouTube Channel and blog. Explore these platforms to engage with MTIA audiences and learn more about African music through exciting live performances, interviews with artists, in-depth reviews of music festivals, rare recordings and more.

    Schedule
    Friday 09:05-10:00 UTC/GMT
    Saturday & Sunday 09:05-10:00, 15:05-16:00, 20:05-21:00 & 22:05-23:00 UTC/GMT

    Contact Us

    E-mail
    musictime@voanews.com

    Telephone
    +1.202.205.9942, After the VOA ID, Press 70

    Postal Mail
    Voice of America
    Music Time in Africa
    Room 1613
    330 Independence Avenue, SW
    Washington, DC 20237
    USA

  • Give us 5 minutes, and we'll give you the world. Around the clock, the Voice of America keeps you in touch with the latest news. We bring you reports from our correspondents and interviews with newsmakers from across the world.

    Tune in at the top of every hour, every day of the week, for the 5-minute VOA Newscast. VOA -- your trusted source for news and information.

    Broadcast Schedule
    At the top of the hour - 24 hours a day


    Contact Us

    E-mail:
    VOANews@voanews.com

    Postal Mail:
    Voice of America
    330 Independence Avenue, SW
    Washington, DC 20237
    USA

  • Give us 5 minutes, and we'll give you the world. Around the clock, the Voice of America keeps you in touch with the latest news. We bring you reports from our correspondents and interviews with newsmakers from across the world.

    Tune in at the top of every hour, every day of the week, for the 5-minute VOA Newscast. VOA -- your trusted source for news and information.

    Broadcast Schedule
    At the top of the hour - 24 hours a day


    Contact Us

    E-mail:
    VOANews@voanews.com

    Postal Mail:
    Voice of America
    330 Independence Avenue, SW
    Washington, DC 20237
    USA

  • Give us 5 minutes, and we'll give you the world. Around the clock, the Voice of America keeps you in touch with the latest news. We bring you reports from our correspondents and interviews with newsmakers from across the world.

    Tune in at the top of every hour, every day of the week, for the 5-minute VOA Newscast. VOA -- your trusted source for news and information.

    Broadcast Schedule
    At the top of the hour - 24 hours a day


    Contact Us

    E-mail:
    VOANews@voanews.com

    Postal Mail:
    Voice of America
    330 Independence Avenue, SW
    Washington, DC 20237
    USA

  • Give us 5 minutes, and we'll give you the world. Around the clock, the Voice of America keeps you in touch with the latest news. We bring you reports from our correspondents and interviews with newsmakers from across the world.

    Tune in at the top of every hour, every day of the week, for the 5-minute VOA Newscast. VOA -- your trusted source for news and information.

    Broadcast Schedule
    At the top of the hour - 24 hours a day


    Contact Us

    E-mail:
    VOANews@voanews.com

    Postal Mail:
    Voice of America
    330 Independence Avenue, SW
    Washington, DC 20237
    USA

PREVIOUSLY AIRED SHOWS

  • Music Time in Africa is VOA’s longest running English language program. Since 1965, this award-winning program has featured pan African music that spans all genres and generations. Ethnomusicologist and Host Heather Maxwell keeps you up to date on what’s happening in African music with exclusive interviews, cultural information, and of course, great music -- including a weekly vintage recording from our digital Music Time in Africa Archive (MTIA Archive).


    Heather Maxwell is an ethnomusicologist and experienced music professional specializing in African music. Dr. Maxwell has published academic works on Malian music and the West African balafon. She is also a singer songwriter and has published recorded albums in Mali, Cote d’Ivoire, and the US. In addition to her regular weekend radio broadcasts, Heather curates the Music Time in Africa Facebook PageYouTube Channel and blog. Explore these platforms to engage with MTIA audiences and learn more about African music through exciting live performances, interviews with artists, in-depth reviews of music festivals, rare recordings and more.

    Schedule
    Friday 09:05-10:00 UTC/GMT
    Saturday & Sunday 09:05-10:00, 15:05-16:00, 20:05-21:00 & 22:05-23:00 UTC/GMT

    Contact Us

    E-mail
    musictime@voanews.com

    Telephone
    +1.202.205.9942, After the VOA ID, Press 70

    Postal Mail
    Voice of America
    Music Time in Africa
    Room 1613
    330 Independence Avenue, SW
    Washington, DC 20237
    USA